Tattered Borders


Distressed edges are really fun but there's more than way to get that “tattered look”, like using border punches. I used a postage stamp style border punch on the Grid Paper mat on this page to “distress” it:

Here's how:

1. Trim your mat or paper to whatever size you want and choose a fairly shallow border punch.


2. Insert the mat into the border punch only slightly–look at the punch from the bottom so that you can see that the pattern of the punch barely lines up with the edge of the paper. If you punch too far into the paper, you'll get more of a border that a distressed edge.



3. Ink the mat and add to your page.

Try this easy technique with all of your border punches ;)

Like this kit? You can purchase it (already punched and cut) from my etsy shop HERE.

Happy Scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. great tip, thanks so much!!!

    I had SO much fun with you girls over the weekend! I’d love to do it again soon!

    PS, your boy is ADORABLE! have a great day!

    Posted on June 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm